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World Food Day

World Food Day:

World Food Day is being celebrated every year on October 16 to commemorate the date of the founding of the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organisation in 1945.

  • The theme for World Food Day this year is “Our actions are our future- Better production, better nutrition, a better environment and a better life.”
  • World Food Day was established in November 1979, as suggested by former Hungarian minister of agriculture and food Dr Pal Romany. It gradually became a way to raise awareness about hunger, malnutrition, sustainability and food production.

About FAO:

  • It is a specialized agency of the United Nations that leads international efforts to defeat hunger.
  • Headquarters: Rome, Italy.
  • Founded: 16 October 1945.
  • Goal of FAO: Their goal is to achieve food security for all and make sure that people have regular access to enough high-quality food to lead active, healthy lives.